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Final rules give employers benefits-free orientation

The Internal Revenue Service, the Employee Benefits Security Administration and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services published regulations today that include a one-month employment-based orientation period, reports LifeHealthPro.

Group health plans not ready for July 1 mental health parity rules

On July 1, the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) goes into effect, but actuarial tests show that most employer-sponsored health plans will not be able to meet its parity

Mental health and physical health gain equal legal footing

Group health plans can no longer set higher costs for caring for patients' mental healthcare than their medical and surgical services due to a new federal law. The sweeping change applies to the

Federal bill would increase lifetime caps on group health plans

A Democratic Representative has filed a bill that would increase the lifetime benefit caps for members of group health plans. The legislation, filed by Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA) and co-sponsored by